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‘High Jumpers’ Show Off Chemistry, Theater, Art Skills from Summer Program- DNAinfo

‘High Jumpers’ Show Off Chemistry, Theater, Art Skills from Summer Program

By Ed Komenda | July 30, 2015 

CHINATOWN — Hundreds of seventh- and eighth-graders are coming to the neighborhood to show off what they’ve learned as students with High Jump, a Chicago-based academic enrichment program for kids from financially strapped families.

High Jump, a two-year, tuition-free program for ambitious middle schoolers enrolled at Chicago Public Schools across the city, will hold its annual Academic Expo & Art Show Saturday at Local 339’s union hall, 2260 S. Grove St.

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Make the Leap: Latinos are Benefiting with High Jump Program- Azteca

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High Jump was featured on Azteca on June 12 with a segment by Ambar Gilmore. Click the image to watch the full segment.

High Jump Announces New Board of Trustees


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High Jump Announces New Board of Trustees
Change in Leadership, a Leap Forward for Educational Non-Profit

CHICAGO – June 12, 2015 – High Jump, a non-profit providing tuition-free academic enrichment to Chicago-area seventh and eighth-grade students who display academic promise and who have limited financial resources, is pleased to announce several changes to their Board of Trustees. Most notably, Board Chair Tim Friedman and Vice Chair Philip Nevels will be assuming officer positions beginning this summer.

“We look forward to collaborating with this dynamic team to make High Jump the best program it can be,” said Executive Director Lee Hart. “High Jump greatly values our board’s expertise and experience to help us provide academic enrichment, counseling and support to our diverse student body.”

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Spring Gala Scene Sets Records for Fundraising- Crain’s Chicago

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High Jump’s 25th anniversary gala broke records this spring. To read the full article by Shia Kapos in Crain’s Chicago, click on the image.

High Jump Featured on You & Me This Morning, WCIU

Aly Bockler from You & Me This Morning on WCIU drops by High Jump, a free program for middle school students that prepares them for high school and beyond. Aly speaks with Executive Director Lee Hart, alumna Safia Abdalla, and alumnus Brandon Pita.

High Jump Featured on WGN News

High Jump’s Executive Director Lee Hart and alumna Xiomara Contreras discuss summer learning tips with WGN’s Dina Bair.


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